This classic TV program, "The Ruggles", aired on the ABC-TV Network from 1949 to 1952. A few episodes survive, and presented here is one of them, a "Christmas" episode. The show was aired live, but this print missing a few minutes of footage, however it's still watchable.
December 12, 2012 Subject:
it's more like "grandpa"!!!
January 1, 2012 Subject:
This episode of "The Ruggles" is entitled "Christmas Eve"; it's from December, 1949.
As I write this (2011), Margaret Kerry (who plays older daughter Sharon) still makes appearances at Disney events; she was the model for Tinkerbell in the Disney version of "Peter Pan" (1953).
December 3, 2010 Subject:
Add me to the group
We watched this show on our Motorola 9inch tv, yes, with the magnifying bubble in front of it. I always like Charlie Ruggles in anything I saw him in, and this show was a very nice family show. NOT boring, but interesting, and fun.
April 11, 2009 Subject:
television the way it should
This was far better than any sitcom that has been on television in the last 35 years it took me back to a more moral time when the televison stations abided by The Television Seal Of Good Practice. A great show
If this gets enough downloads then I'll upload more priceless examples of high-quality Christmas TV.
Chloe Love -
October 23, 2008 Subject:
Finally someone has posted this!
I've been looking for ages! I love Charlie Ruggles & this beloved series from televisions golden age. Such clean, wholesome values & good old fashioned fun the way it should be.
Go to TVShowsOnDVD's site to cast your vote for a release of this to DVD. This particular episode is in circulation via commercial outlets such as Amazon.com at a highly inexpensive price & four additional episodes can be found by a merchant on eBay.
All Charlie Ruggles fans let's do our bit by preserving the memories of this fine sitcom.